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(CNN Student News) -- September 14, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why do you think that someone might want to use the media for publicity? What do you think might be the potential benefits and downsides of this strategy? Explain.

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Tea Party Protests

Do you think that political events like the Tea Party Express protests have an influence on lawmakers? Why or why not?

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If you could form a group to raise awareness about an issue that is important to you, what issue would you champion and why?

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9/11 Memorials

What, if anything, did you do to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks? Did you participate in the National Day of Service and Remembrance?

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Do you think that it is important for people to take part in these kinds of ceremonies? Explain.

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Tradition Threatened

Do you think that people in France will follow government guidelines regarding ways to prevent spreading the H1N1 virus? Why or why not?

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Are there any common behaviors or habits that you would be willing to change to avoid getting sick from the H1N1 virus?

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Conversion Controversy

What are your thoughts on Rifqa Bary's conversion and the controversy that it has sparked?

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Do you agree with the judge's decision to bring all the parties together to try and reach a resolution? Do you think that Rifqa and her parents will be able to reconcile? Explain.

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